Hardly a moderate
In 2016, Liz Linehan said she would be a moderate in Hartford, and not a rubber stamp for Gov. Malloy and the Democrats. Truth be told, Linehan has been that rubber stamp. Her very first vote as state representative dealt with the legislature being able to vote on union contracts. Linehan voted No.
In 2017, the Democrats failed to come up with a budget, forcing the legislature to go into special session. This cost Connecticut taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars for the additional session days. Finally, after waiting many months, the Republicans successfully presented their own budget, convincing a few Democrats to cross the aisle to support. Was Rep. Linehan one of these persuadable Democrats? No! She stood with Gov. Malloy and the balance of her Democratic colleagues in opposition. Gov. Malloy vetoed that budget. Once again, Linehan joined her Democratic colleagues in opposing a veto override, and the costly special session continued …
In September 2017, the state was still without a budget, but Rep. Linehan was off running for lieutenant governor. Late in October, a budget finally passed. Rep. Linehan voted for that budget, which drastically slashed funding for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP), a program relied upon by many poor senior citizens, cut millions in aid to Cheshire, Southington, and Wallingford, but amazingly also gave Hartford a $500 million tax-payer funded bailout. This year, the legislature voted to reverse the Hartford bailout. The governor vetoed it. Per the usual, Linehan and her Democratic colleagues failed to allow for an override, and the unfair bailout survives.
Rep. Linehan has hardly been a moderate in Hartford. The last thing Connecticut needs is to send Linehan back to Hartford in November.
Robert Brucato, Cheshire
What’s in a name?
It is interesting to read that a solution to the confusion of the two High Streets would be to change the name of one of them. Growing up in Wallingford and attending local schools, I was always taught to address an envelope with "Yalesville" as the town, if that was where it was going. I also remember that Yalesville had it's own zip code, 06493. Not sure why or when this was discontinued. As a recipient of mail addressed to Nevada and Washington state, I can attest to street names and ZIP Codes not being fool-proof. They are only as good as the mail sorting and the person delivering the item.
Linda Kurylo, Wallingford
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